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Wednesday marks Abe's 2,887th day in office, topping the record previously set by Taro Katsura, a revered politician who served three times between 1901 and 1913. (Photo: File)

Shinzo Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving Premier with 2,887 days in office

The 65-year-old is also the second-longest-serving leader of the Group of Seven major economies behind only German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 Martin Scorsese and Russo brothers.

'Avengers: Endgame' director duo Russo brothers respond to Martin Scorsese's remarks

Scorsese had added to his earlier remarks on Marvel films saying, 'It's not cinema, it's something else.'

Deepika Padukone.

After Beyonce, Angelina Jolie recreates Deepika Padukone's iconic look from the Cannes

Deepika is, in all senses a true fashion icon and is her sartorial choices are adored and loved by many across the globe.

Ranveer Singh. (Photo: Twitter)

Ranveer Singh asks 'what is mobile number', Nagpur Police answers

The question is fresh even today and Ranveer Singh has found the answer to it!

World

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Israel has carried out frequent air and missile strikes against Iranian targets inside Syria since the country descended into civil war in 2011. (Photo: File)

'Wide-scale' Israeli strikes kill 11 fighters in Syria: monitor

The Israeli army said they had targeted around a dozen military sites, including warehouses and military command centres.

the hard-line cleric and leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) hit out at the prime minister for calling opposition leaders "thieves." (Photo: File | ANI)

'Imran Khan-led govt's days are numbered,' warns Pak cleric Fazlur Rehman

alleging that the 'selected' government has offered National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to Khan's sister.

	White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)

Trump spokeswoman says Obama aides left mean notes during 2017 handover

Numerous Obama aides denounced the accusation as fiction.

Business

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The government has directed the licensees to make the payments in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court dated October 24, 2019.

Telcos have to pay Rs 1.47 lakh cr dues; no proposal to waive off penalty: Prasad

Supreme Court last month held that non-telecom revenues have to be considered for calculating statutory dues.

On Tuesday, the local unit had settled at 71.71 against the greenback.

Rupee settles 10 paise lower at 71.81 against US dollar

The decline in the domestic unit was capped by a rally in domestic stocks, forex traders said.

In another decision taken at the meeting, Sebi would revise the norms for issuance of shares on right basis to existing shareholders.

Sebi tightens disclosure norms on loan defaults

Sebi also extended the Business Responsibility Report (BRR) requirement to top 1,000 companies, from 500 currently.

Sports

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Pullela Gopichand said that PV Sindhu would bounce back strongly. (Photo: AP)

'PV Sindhu's recent lean run down to hectic scheduling': Pullela Gopichand

Sindhu has fallen in the early stages at all tournaments except the French Open since winning her maiden World Championship title in August.

In an open letter to fellow men in the ongoing International Men's Week, Sachin Tendulkar said his tribe should never pretend to be tough when things are falling apart. (Photo: Sachin Tendulkar FC/Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar says that there is no shame in showing tears and it's ok for men to cry

The 46-year-old, arguably the greatest batsman to have played cricket, said crying does not mean weakness.

As the selectors meet to pick the ODI and T20 squads for the West Indies series next month, Harbhajan Singh said Ravichandran Ashwin should get another chance in the shorter versions of the game. (Photo: File)

'Want Ravichandran Ashwin back in T20Is and ODIs': Harbhajan Singh

Singh feels Ashwin deserves a comeback in India's limited-overs set-up as a reward for his recent exploits with the red ball.

Science

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Titan, with a diameter of 3,200 miles (5,150 km), is the solar system’s second-biggest moon behind Jupiter’s Ganymede.(Photo: NASA/Representational)

'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan

The map was based on radar, infrared and other data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which studied Saturn & its moons, 2004 to 2017.

With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, this camera might be of great help in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets (Photo: Pixabay)

This light-sensing camera may help detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created one of the highest-performance cameras ever

The results of the study were published in the scientific journal mBio. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Novel process discovers how microbes harvest electrons!

Researchers have revealed how one kind of bacteria 'eats' electricity by pulling in electrons straight from an electrode source.

Life

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Human sound pollution and the animal response to it must be seen in the context of an ecosystem, especially when considering conservation efforts, the authors note. (Photo: AFP)

Manmade noise labelled major environmental pollutant

Manmade noise a 'major global pollutant': study.

Apples from newly discovered trees are placed in a Ziploc baggie and carefully labeled with the tree’s latitude and longitude and the date the fruit was collected. (Photo: AP)

Locals search for apple variety believed to be extinct

Apple sleuths hunt Northwest for varieties believed extinct.

More restaurants have begun using dinner bowls because of their versatility. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Dinner bowl: New star at the dinner table

Table’s new star? The relaxed and versatile dinner bowl.

Relationship

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The phrase is quite precise, but could hold multiple reasons. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

‘It’s not you, it’s me’: Decoded

Breaking up can be hurtful, but not knowing why can be more painful.

With machine learning spreading its wings and teaching techniques expanding from projectors to smart boards, there still seems to be a lacuna when compared to the work of a teacher. (Photo: ANI)

Rise of e-learning giving tough competition to good old gurus?

Teachers vs technology: Can machines replace educators?

A smart way to deal with a bully is to gang up with family and friends and confront the bully.

How to deal with the bully in your life

While rectifying the bully in one’s life is not an option, there are multiple other tricks that one can adopt to tackle them better.

Metros

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (Photo: PTI/File)

Angry Shiv Sena hits out at BJP for expulsion

The Sena on Tuesday asked the Amit Shah-led party to explain the basis on which it decided to push the party out of the NDA.

Kishori Pednekar

Kishori Pednekar set to be new mayor

However, he expressed confidence that after the 2022 civic polls, the BMC would elect a BJP mayor.

Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) account holders protest outside the Bombay high court in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Photo: Asian Age)

Relaxing withdrawal limits: RBI to Bombay HC

The crisis at the bank is attributed to the loans allocated to realty firm the Housing Development Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) without scrutiny.

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